Hi all, I did mention my blood pressure in an earlier post… I have been treated for high blood pressure for about three years now. After being discharged from hospital due to a WG flair, I was put on 5mg of Ramipril by my nephrologist to control the hypertension. I was on high oral doses of Prednisolone, and my blood pressure at the time was about: 140/100 not too high, but my nephrologist wanted it treated all the same.
As time has passed my Ramipril has doubled to 10mg but earlier in the year my rheumatologist felt that my hypertension was still undertreated, so he started me on 10mg of Amlodipine as well as the Ramipril. I had an appointment with my nephrologist two weeks ago and he is not happy with my blood pressure, so I have started another pill to combat this problem, 2.5mg of Bendroflumethiazide. I was asked by my nephrologist to keep an eye on my blood pressure as I can monitor it at home. Unfortunately my blood pressure is still very high and I don’t know what to do!
Has anybody else had a similar problem, and how did you resolve it?